Download and Fix d3d8.dll

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing d3d8.dll files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent d3d8.dll file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

d3d8.dll file Microsoft Direct3D. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of d3d8.dll related errors on your device. You can also download d3d8.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename d3d8.dll
File extension DLL
Description Microsoft Direct3D
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to d3d8.dll file. d3d8.dll file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to d3d8.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • d3d8.dll is corrupted
  • d3d8.dll cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - d3d8.dll
  • d3d8.dll file error
  • d3d8.dll file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register d3d8.dll file:
  • d3d8.dll file could not be loaded
  • d3d8.dll file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because d3d8.dll file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to d3d8.dll can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing d3d8.dll file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

d3d8.dll file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with d3d8.dll file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to d3d8.dll file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of d3d8.dll or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to d3d8.dll file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the d3d8.dll file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the d3d8.dll file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the d3d8.dll file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace d3d8.dll file

The last solution is to manually download and replace d3d8.dll file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded d3d8.dll file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of d3d8.dll file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your d3d8.dll file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename d3d8.dll
System Windows 10
File size 720896 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 87cca00446659c199d44303200008ca8
SHA1 d4c6c9927547cc13e9024eb00c3724bc769933a4
SHA256 2893d05a5461992a06353ad80a6c1831fdf033f48ebbf04ea977037e9a1987ea
CRC32 61a17ec9
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3d8.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 1065984 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 8b9329059eb7db571f269b67e0dadbec
SHA1 315ec0123f8e001ed0161122480b887becaa0e55
SHA256 c4addbcf6b0d33326c508098930e8f2b796130de3136f42cd4af1d2784c20d1f
CRC32 210a0e39
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3d8.dll
System Windows 8
File size 1012736 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 13a07f17e14abfa44a09f890aeb86240
SHA1 c8536397234aecbade4ca9eabcde710d3eba20a5
SHA256 53b8b632d20b99b3ffac4bd2f3af9557f71f923d2209f9536ff51d0e491dd28e
CRC32 97b7d3ce
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename d3d8.dll
System Windows 7
File size 1036800 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 241a1900c52dcba38b20a4f3671444e0
SHA1 d6f635b5091ecbd7b7da5ece66e97a1e1f57669f
SHA256 9f359a1856f177ad31fd534f5165966aeb1ab5ca74bde01b5bceacd99736f8a6
CRC32 26eb93c2
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename d3d8.dll
System Windows Vista
File size 1039360 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 b123b2e554ad31fc88a7447f551d9fec
SHA1 2e87c95603357004f64fdf5ed547e724b491babf
SHA256 daa161546619e0b7431568634a57e072fab80ab582b217c9a082663ccc3535b6
CRC32 1d2ea1fa
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename d3d8.dll
System Windows XP
File size 1179648 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 f099b129022170f2df9e1c0185c9bcfb
SHA1 3b0866d354adc454d4aa0d1232775b3ac9968473
SHA256 28e1153276db83206e4d887503479ef37700710008d181fc046d1768dd9bb686
CRC32 9ef71d51
Example file location ---